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The '''Republican National Convention''' ('''RNC''') is a series of United States presidential nominating convention|presidential nominating conventions of the Republican Party (United States)|United States Republican Party since 1856. Administered by the Republican National Committee, the stated purpose of the convocation is to nominate an official candidate in an upcoming United States presidential election|U.S. presidential election, and to adopt the party platform and rules for the election cycle. Like the Democratic National Convention, it signifies the end of a United States presidential primary|presidential primary season and the start of campaigning for a general election. In recent years, the nominee has been known well before the convention. Some 2,472 delegates have attended the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, July 18–21 to select the presidential nominee. The winner must carry...
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